Siddharth Ranadive

Siddharth Ranadive

Avid reader, football fan, Manchester United Fan, ultimate foodie, Wanderlust. These are just a few, among many other words that describe Siddharth. His fun-loving attitude makes him the life of any party. He loves cooking and photography, and writing to him comes naturally.
  • Jun- 2016 -
    30 June
    NewsPhoto of Top 5 Indian Dishes For a Sweet Tooth

    Top 5 Indian Dishes For a Sweet Tooth

    India is a country well known for its myriad cultures, beliefs, dialects and most importantly, food. People here are such foodies that almost every region boasts a local delicacy, be it sweet or savory. This post targets the top five sweet dishes of this country, according to the region. 1) Modak Sweet flour dumplings stuffed with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg and saffron.…

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  • Sep- 2015 -
    11 September
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    5 Things That Americans Do Differently Than Indians

    So, after an arduous but exciting past month where I’ve changed not only my country, but my continent as well, I am back to writing. Moving to a new country like the U.S. is always difficult initially, but it’s worth every ounce (already my metric system has taken a toll) of the work you put in and the rewards that…

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  • Jul- 2015 -
    17 July
    Science and MysteryPhoto of The Bimini Road.

    The Bimini Road.

    Some discoveries shed some light on the events of the past, while some others have left scientists scratching their heads about new questions pertaining to human history and mankind. The mystery of The Bimini Road belongs to the latter category. In September 1968, while diving in three fathoms (5.5 meters) of water off the northwest coast of North Bimini island,…

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  • 9 July
    Science and MysteryPhoto of The Tamam Shud Mystery

    The Tamam Shud Mystery

    Considered to be one of Australia’s most profound mysteries, the Tamam Shud Case revolves around an unidentified man found dead on 1st December 1948 on Somerton beach in Adelaide, Australia. Six weeks later, a suitcase apparently containing the same man’s property was retrieved from Adelaide Railway Station’s cloakroom, where it had been deposited at around 11 A.M. the day before…

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  • Jun- 2015 -
    20 June
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    5 Recipes Every Cook Should Know

    [tps_header]Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned cook, you’ll want these recipes in your back pocket. Here are 5 recipes that should be in every cook’s arsenal :[/tps_header] [tps_title]1. Simple Chicken Soup[/tps_title] (serves 4) Ingredients :  Carcass and bones from one 2 kg roast chicken, 4 cups chicken stock, 2 medium carrots (sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds), 2 celery stalks (sliced into 1/4-inch-thick slices),  1 medium…

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  • 17 June
    Science and MysteryPhoto of The Mysterious Tale of Lerina Garcia

    The Mysterious Tale of Lerina Garcia

    July 2008. Lerina Garcia, a well-educated 41-year-old woman, woke up as she did daily at 8 A.M in what seemed to be like a normal morning.  However, as she went on with her normal routine, she claims she found small details that seemed peculiar. Her bed sheets and pajamas were different from what she remembered wearing to bed. Brushing off this…

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  • 14 June
    Science and MysteryPhoto of The Mystery Man from the country Taured

    The Mystery Man from the country Taured

    It was a busy and humid day at the Tokyo airport one day in 1954. Those passengers who had just deplaned stood in a quiet queue, waiting for the customs agents to review and properly stamp their passports. As the swarms of travelers spilled out from the terminals, one traveler, a tall strange man, stood separated from the rest. THE ARRIVAL The man…

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  • 10 June
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    Top 5 Cult Films of Bollywood

    There are hit movies, there are 100-crore movies, there are classics. And then there are those movies which transcend above all. It is very difficult to comprehend the reason for the popularity of these films even today.  These are the so called ‘cult’ classics. Here is a list of my top 5 cult films of Bollywood 1. Andaz Apna Apna…

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  • 6 June
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    Five Cool Drinks for a Hot Summer

    Summer is well and truly among us and with soaring temperatures, we desire ice-chilled drinks. Here are five of my favorite drinks to beat the heat 1. Lemon Iced Tea (Serves 8) Ingredients : 2 large lemons, 1 and 1/4 cups sugar, 2 cups fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish, 6 black tea bags and 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice. Directions : Using a vegetable peeler, remove bright…

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  • 2 June
    Science and MysteryPhoto of DMT – A gateway to the parallel universe?

    DMT – A gateway to the parallel universe?

    Dimethyltryptamine, better known as DMT, is an illegal psychedelic drug you’ve probably never heard of that is produced by your own body. DMT is created by mixing an enzyme with an amino acid, the latter of which is found in many forms of organic life. It can be smoked, drunk or even injected and produces a powerful hallucinatory experience. Users say you…

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  • May- 2015 -
    28 May
    SocietyPhoto of Gibbons sisters – The Silent Twins

    Gibbons sisters – The Silent Twins

    June and Jennifer Gibbons (born 11 April 1963) were identical twins who grew up in Wales. They became known as “The Silent Twins” since they only communicated with each other. They began writing works of fiction but turned to crime in a bid for recognition. Both women were committed to Broadmoor Hospital where they were held for 14 years. June…

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  • 14 May
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    DIY Home-made Ice-Creams

    As the mercury is soaring, here are 5 delicious ice creams that can be whipped up in the comfort of your house : Cookies ‘n’ Mint:   This is for all cookie and mint lovers out there. Blend a packet of your favorite choco-chip cookies in a food processor to make fine crumbs. Add 1 tsp butter and mix till chunks…

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  • 5 May
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    Unmasking soft drinks – The real picture

    Since the turn of the millennium, there has been a significant change in the lifestyle of the people of India. As life has become more and more fast-paced than ever before, little thought is given to the kind of food that is being eaten today. Especially among the youth of today, the popularity of fast food is at its highest and…

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  • 3 May
    Science and MysteryPhoto of Uncovering Sleep Paralysis

    Uncovering Sleep Paralysis

    Have you ever had the feeling of being unable to breathe a few minutes into your sleep, that someone is crushing your chest and squeezing the last drops of life out of you and that your whole body stiffens so you cannot move an inch? This phenomenon is termed as ‘Sleep Paralysis‘ and although around 50% of the people have experienced it, they…

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